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Lumineoles by Porte par le Vent is exhibited along Piccadilly Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

Road closures, busier tube stations and changes to bus services are to hit London this weekend as the capital hosts its first ever large-scale light festival.

Lumiere London 2016 kicked off on Thursday (14 January) and will run until Sunday, with attractions at some 30 locations across the city. The free festival is expected to bring large crowds with the busiest areas likely to be around King's Cross and the West End.

Transport for London (TfL) is warning drivers of road closures and advising motorists travel before 4.30pm and avoid central London after this time. Some roads will be closed up until 20 January as art installations are dismantled.

The festival will also see bus services affected will all journeys through Zone 1 expected to take longer, especially around Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Some may terminate early or be diverted and bus journeys outside of Zone 1 could also be affected. Bus stops in West End and the surrounding area will be temporarily relocated or suspended.

Maps of road closures and traffic warnings, as well as a full list of bus services affected, can be found below. For more information and updates, visit the TfL website.

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Roads marked in red and blue will be closed during the Lumiere Festival
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The expected traffic impact during the Lumiere London festival